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Rent VS Buy

Updated: Aug 24, 2020

When does it make sense for your business to rent audio visual equipment vs buying it?

Let’s explore five questions that can help you better evaluate this:

Does your staff have the time to research, purchase, get trained on, maintain and store your technology?

What is the total cost of ownership? On top of the purchase price, you need to account for accessories purchases, supplies and insurance. For example, the average cost of a replacement projector bulb is hundreds of dollars.

What about the cost of shipping to and from various locations.

What are the benefits of renting?

If you decide renting is for you, examine the things you need to look at when picking an audio visual partner.

There are countless advantages to renting AV equipment over buying it. The main ones are: it can save you money, storage space, it opens you to a vast selection of products and most importantly it takes the headache out of planning and organizing the AV portion of your event. In this post we’ll expand on those reasons and why renting AV equipment can be more cost effective than buying it.

Renting = Saving

AV products such as projectors, monitors, speakers, lighting and staging are extremely expensive to purchase and maintain. Investing in the latest AV technology is a serious business. That is why, if you are on a budget, you should consider renting instead. Why pay thousands for event monitors only to have them sit in storage, gathering dust, largely unused? If you have an event coming and don't envision using the technology on a monthly basis renting is your best bet. Hiring will save you money and it will also save space, especially if you are dealing with bulky equipment that takes up a lot of room, such as a sound system, video wall, or stage. We also offer tremendous cost savings on reoccurring rental packages.

Wide array of choices

Renting AV equipment gives you endless options. You can decide on the exact equipment you need to meet your event requirements. You can choose from the latest and best technology, to provide the ideal solution for your event. If you buy, you will have the make the most of the technology you have invested in. When renting you have the freedom to the exact AV products that you think will best serve your vision and purpose. By renting you can achieve a better synergy between the products and the event requirements. In essence, you're saving time, money, and giving your guests the best audio visual experience possible.

Renting is Easy, Fast, Reliable, and Risk Free

Renting means having the piece of mind knowing your covered when audiovisual is concerned. Renting equipment is seamless and you never need to worry about logistics or labor. We provide full delivery, set up, installation, and breakdown / removal services. We also provide on site tech support throughout the entirety of your event. All equipment is meticulously tested to ensure the highest level of performance. Technical issues can be stressful, time consuming, and distracting for event organizers. We keep our equipment in pristine working order to ensure no technical disruptions or flaws. When you know your tech is covered, your able to focus on the most important aspects of your event.

Is Renting The Best Option For You?

If you are interested in booking a rental for your next event contact us now. We'll help you determine the exact equipment needed based on the vision you're looking to achieve. Our quality equipment, level of service, and pricing can not be beat. Contact Rental Express today for a fast free quote.

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